Faulty de-icer causes 12 collisions on West Seattle Bridge

SEATTLE -- The West Seattle Bridge was closed in both directions around 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Seattle Department of Transportation said.

According to the Seattle Times, the bridge was closed after a problem with de-icer made the road unintentionally slick. The faulty de-icer caused at least 12 minor collisions on the bridge Monday, the Times reported.

Police were working to clean off the bridge at 1:30 p.m. In the meantime, the bridge was closed.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.